System Based Approaches

Clinical Information Systems

Noel Gibney, MD
Professor and Director
Division of Critical Care Medicine
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB CANADA

This slide presentation outlines principles of systems based management strategies, their application to CRRT, and approaches to reduce errors in therapy prescription and delivery.

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• How Hazardous is Healthcare?
• Reasons for Healthcare Error
• Hospital Information Systems
• Computerized Physician Order Entry
• CCIS and quality improvement
• and more


A Systems Based Approach to CRRT

Ravindra L. Mehta, MBBS, MD, DM, FACP
Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
UCSD Medical Center
San Diego, CA USA

There is a growing demand for improved patient safety in healthcare from a variety of sources including patients, practitioners, administrators and regulators.  Approximately, 44,000-98,000 patients die every year from errors.  Patients in the intensive care unit are vulnerable to errors.  The literature citing error associated with continuous renal replacement therapies is minimal and suggests that reporting rates are low.  This session will review the concepts of systems based approaches and the application of error prevention to continuous renal replacement therapies.

System Based Approach to CRRT